PARMA, Italy (AP) — Talented but temperamental forward Antonio Cassano has left Inter Milan for Parma in what he hopes is the final stop in a career marked by numerous transfers and ups and downs.
While details have not been disclosed, the move is reportedly a loan deal that is expected to turn permanent with Cassano signing a three-year contract. The deal includes a bonus if he is selected for Italy's World Cup squad next year.
Cassano, who turns 31 next week, says at his presentation Thursday, "I hope this is my last club. I want to finish on a high." The move reunites Cassano with Parma coach Roberto Donadoni, who managed him with Italy at the 2008 European Championship.
Cassano has also played for Bari, Roma, Real Madrid, Sampdoria and AC Milan.